Do you know what taking your kids to Disney is like?
It's like giving them the American Dream.
I'm serious - it was maybe more of a parental right of passage trip for Ryan and I than it was for them - Because seeing their little eyes take in the magic around them was magic.
Saying YES more than "no" or "maybe later" was a little overdue.
Eating all the things and staying up way too late was just the ticket.
I loved watching them on rides. I adored seeing their faces fill with intensity when they became mini-Jedi's and fought off Darth Vader.
And sure - the trip started with a bout of Croup for Boone and a delayed take off since we had to stop for some meds - and each of us had our "I'm so tired/hangry moments"... but by and large -- Magic.
Nobody does ambiance like Disney. Nobody.
And nobody can pile up four little fellers in a tub like the Gardner's can. Nobody. :)
And the beach? Heaven help us we have four budding beach bums on our hands. They played for HOURS with nary a thought to time/food/temperature or toys. The beach was a giant, mysterious jungle gym for them equipped with all things to entice their senses.
Some of us maybe dove in a little too hard at times. :)
More to come from our California Adventures.
So grateful for this little family of boys and our big boy who provides all of life's greatest opportunities for us day in and day out. We are so blessed.